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Everyday reasons to give flowers

Are you looking for a reason to send that special someone a bouquet? How about just because?! There are so many reasons to give a floral gift, and sometimes the most out-of-the-box, unexpected reasons are the most memorable.

There are the traditional holidays of course, such as Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays. Somber occasions such as funerals and illnesses or injury fall into that traditional category as well.

Never miss an important date again!

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to remember important dates or make a better effort to show people you care, our Save the Date service can help! We promise it’s a low-pressure commitment with no obligation to buy anything, but it could help keep you on track for those special gift-giving occasions.

Here are the basics of how it works:

Merry Christmas from Lilygrass!

We love Christmas at Lilygrass, as our customers probably know from the fact that we have a corner of our gift shop dedicated to Christmas decor all year long. It’s an extremely busy time of year for us, and it stays busy for an entire month compared to our other peak holidays (Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day) where most of the chaos is over in a week. And while it’s hectic and often exhausting, we still love this season and we love helping our customers celebrate the beauty of life with flowers and gifts.

Flower spotlight: holly

When it comes to Christmas flowers, holly leaves and holly berries are one of the classic and iconic choices.

The leaves and berries of holly get the most attention, as they’re featured on Christmas cards, used for décor, and included in floral arrangements. But the flowers are impressive as well when in full bloom.

When it comes to symbolism, the holly bush is tied closely to Christianity. The pointed leaves represent the crown of thorns, the green leaves represent eternal life, and the red berries stand for the blood of Christ. When fully opened, the holly flower is shaped like a cross.

Beautiful greenery options for floral bouquets

Nearly every bouquet of cut flowers needs some greenery to help fill it out and provide a solid base from which the colorful flowers can pop. And some budget-friendly bouquets are heavy on greenery with only a few flowers to add some colorful cheer.

Here are a few of the common greenery options used in cut flower bouquets:

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